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Port Moody library displays peace prize winners

Two students from Coquitlam’s Scott Creek middle school will have their art works displayed at Port Moody Public Library as part of the Lions International Peace Poster Contest.

Each year, Lions clubs around the world proudly sponsor the contest in local schools and youth groups. This art contest for kids encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace. For 25 years, more than four million children from nearly 100 countries have participated in the contest.

The theme of the 2012-2013 Peace Poster Contest was “Imagine Peace.” Students, ages 11 to 13 years of age are eligible to participate.

This year, Barnet Lions Club chose Mary Mao from Scott Creek school as its first-prize winner; second place went to Alice Zhou, also of Scott Creek. Said Mao of her poster: “I painted national flowers from many different countries growing in the same soil. This symbolizes all the nations working in harmony which will bring peace to all of us.”

All entries will be on display at Port Moody Public Library until Feb. 28. For more information, visit www.library.portmoody.ca.

 

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